Tips for Small Businesses Purchasing Office Furniture

As a growing business ourselves we understand how important it is for small businesses and start up companies to stay within a budget when purchasing furniture for their office.

Not sure where to begin?

Start by asking yourself these four questions:

  1. How much of your monthly budget can be allocated for furniture?
  2. What pieces are must haves and what are wants?
  3. How many people will be working with you and what kind of environment do they need? i.e. collaborative or private
  4. How long are you planning to stay in your current office? i.e. Is the lease 6 month or 2 years. This will help to determine if you should purchase or rent furniture.

Renting furniture is always a good option for small businesses and start-up companies.  Many of our customers will rent furniture for 6 months to a year and then evaluate if they are ready to purchase the furniture, upgrade to newer furniture, or move to a new space.  There also are tax incentives to renting furniture versus purchasing.

Another cost savings is to purchase quality used office furniture.  You can get higher quality and name brands for a discounted price. The inventories are constantly changing so there are always various items to choose from. We do thorough inspections on our inventory and check to make sure all parts are working.  We also do steam cleaning on chairs and wall panels if necessary. Some furniture may also be overstock or show room samples that are new, but out of the box so they are in excellent condition.

There are also various new, budget product lines available where finishes can be selected and the product is available in 3-5 business days.  By choosing a new, budget line it is easier to add additional panels and parts later on.

Give us a call today to talk about options and we can help you choose the best for your company.